Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components


A.P.I. SRL - 02/23/2018

A.P.I. - Advanced Pneumatic Industry, sited in Mozzate (Italy) and with thirty years of experience in the design and in the production of components for pneumatic industrial automation, enlarge its wide and complete Stainless Steel product line with the all new Stainless Steel Round Cylinders, named Series RXD.

These pneumatic actuators, with bores of 32mm., 40mm., 50mm. and 63 mm., are characterized by an essential design, modern, clean and looked after in details, specifically developed to prevent the settling of impurities on the component.

The body of the cylinder, indeed, is screwed to the heads creating an absolutely smooth surface free of chamfers or cavities where dirt can settle and lay down during the extended use of the application on which the actuator is mounted.

All the cylinders of the RXD Series are completely made in Stainless Steel AISI 316L, and can be supplied according to 2014/34/EU ATEX Directive, in II 2Gc IIC T5 / II 2Dc T100°C classification, therefore they are suitable for a safety use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The lubrication with synthetic food grade grease complies with FDA section 21 CFR 178 (reg. NSF H1) ensure low friction and a stable and durable lubricant layer, and at the same time provide a completely eligibility for accidental contact with aliments.

These features makes A.P.I.’s Stainless Steel Round Cylinders RXD Series specifically suitable for Food&Beverage, for Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical fields, for Oil&Gas and Mining industry, and in general also in all those applications where it is essential to maintain the highest level of hygiene and cleaning, even in particularly corrosive environments.

The actuators’ design, infact, limit the accumulation of dirt, due to the absence of concave areas, while the used materials make the component easy to clean, even with highly aggressive substances.

For the Stainless Steel Round Cylinders RXD Series are available several catalogue options, also combinable each others, among which the FKM seals for high temperatures (-20°C ÷ +150°C, about -4°F ÷ +302°F), the EPDM seals for low temperatures (-40°C ÷ +150°C, about -40°F ÷ +176°F), the extended rod, and the adjustable decelerators.

The cylinders can be supplied with strokes between 10mm. and 1000mm., with 1/8”, 1/4” or 3/8” connections, and M10x1,25, M12x1,25 or M16+1,5 rod thread.

Furthermore, there is always the possibility of wide customizations and the customer, on demand, can also design - directly and/or in coordination with A.P.I.’s R&D department, tailored solutions to satisfy its every specific needs.

As each A.P.I.'s product, also these new cylinders are 100% checked with care, and only after passing all tests, they get the seal "A.P.I. CONTROL SYSTEM", because company’s primary goal is customer satisfaction.